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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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United States of America - Arizona - Tucson

Institution Code: ASDM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.

Main Address:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Road
Arizona 85743-8918 United States of America

Telephone: (520) 883-2702
Fax: (520) 883-2500
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Craig Ivanyi, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Stephane Poulin, General Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Julie Hannan Wiens, Botany Department
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 9
    Educational Staff Number: 12
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1952
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 6 Hectares
  • Total Area: 60 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.2440730
    Longitude: -111.1679700
    Annual Rainfall: 300 mm
    Altitude: 870.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: 2021 N. Kinney Road
  • Locality: City: Tucson
  • Locality: State: Arizona

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 5000
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 40000
  • Special Collections:Agavaceae (46 spp., 59 taxa), Cactaceae (160 spp., 180 taxa), Bursera (8 taxa/spp.), Fouquieria (5 taxa/spp.), Jatropha (5 taxa/spp.), Tillandsia (7 taxa/spp.). Native plants of the Sonoran region, including Jatropha, Bursera, Tillandsia and Fouquieria.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes